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Letter 8

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[1925#July|22 July 1925]], was sent to the Vice Chancellor of [[Leeds University]]. Tolkien informs the Vice Chancellor that he has been [[Letter 7|elected]] to the [[Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon|Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship]] at [[Oxford University|Oxford]], and therefore is tendering his resignation. He apologises for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.
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Tolkien informed the Vice Chancellor that he had been elected (see [[Letter 7]]) to the [[Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon|Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship]] at [[Oxford University|Oxford]], and therefore was tendering his resignation. He apologised for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.
 
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Revision as of 06:20, 16 May 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 8
RecipientThe Vice Chancellor of Leeds University
DateJuly 22, 1925
Subject(s)Announcing his election to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship

Letter 8 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien informed the Vice Chancellor that he had been elected (see Letter 7) to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship at Oxford, and therefore was tendering his resignation. He apologised for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.